Some encouraging signs for NSW today, with the state recording its sixth consecutive day with no new local cases of coronavirus.
There has been one new case reported, however authorities are not concerned as it is a returned traveller who tested positive while in hotel quarantine.
Meantime, two previously confirmed cases have been excluded from the state’s total following further testing.
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There are now 73 people being treated for COVID-19 in NSW, however 95 per cent of those are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
It comes as people in Moss Vale, Bowral and Rouse Hill are being warned to remain alert after recent sewage surveillance results revealed evidence of the virus.
“Everyone in these areas is urged to immediately get tested if they have any symptoms at all that could signal COVID-19,” NSW Health said.
“While detection of the virus in sewage samples could reflect the presence of older cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in these areas, NSW Health is concerned there could be other active cases in the local community in people who have not been tested and who might incorrectly assume their symptoms are simply a cold.”
In the past 24 hours, 18,941 have been swabbed for the virus.